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April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
On 18-4-2010 23:06, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'd like to announce the initial release of Visual D, a Visual Studio
> package providing both project management and language services for
> integration of the D programming language into Visual Studio.
> 
> Here are some features:
> 
>     * Project management
>           o all DMD command line options accessible
>           o support for resource compiler
>           o custom build commands
>           o pre/post custom build steps
>           o automatic dependency generation
>           o automatic link between dependent projects
>           o integrates cv2pdb for seamless debugger integration
>           o new project templates
> 
>     * Language Service
>           o syntax highlighting
>           o simple word-completion
>           o import statement completion
>           o goto definition (using JSON file from compilation)
>           o smart indentation
>           o highlight/jump-to matching braces
>           o code snippets
> 
>     * Supported Visual Studio versions
>           o VS 2005, VS 2008
>           o with some limitations: VS.NET 2003, VS 2010
> 
>     * Easy installer for hassle-free installation
> 
> And for the fun and frustration: Visual D is completely written in D.
> 
> Visual D can be downloaded from http://www.dsource.org/projects/visuald
> 
> This project is still at an early stage, so you might notice a lot of
> rough edges. You can find a list of known issues on the feature-page.
> Any feedback is welcome.
> 
> Enjoy,
> Rainer

Amazing! Congratulations!

L.
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
Thanks for the link.

I installed it, but it won't load the Visual D package. Too bad...

dennis luehring wrote:
>> Also, the VS2010 Express versions are not out yet
> 
> not fully correct
> 
> http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#Visual_Studio_2010_Express_Downloads 
> 
> 
>  >..., let's hope for some
>  > policy change from Microsoft.
> 
> i hope
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
> I installed it, but it won't load the Visual D package. Too bad...

i've read the following on the http://www.jcxsoftware.com/ php-ide 
plugin extension page

"...
The express edition has limited functionality but one of its biggest 
limitations is that you can not load third party plug-ins like VS.Php.

Lukily enough, VS.Php comes with its own copy of the Visual Studio shell 
in case you don't own Visual Studio Professional..."

so it seems that there is an solution available
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
very very nice. it doesn't work with VS2008 on a 64bit machine
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 04/18/2010 12:45 PM, Rainer Schuetze wrote:

> 
> This is a major contribution, and it comes right in time. There's been 
> talk about a VS add-on for years. Thanks, Rainer!

FYI, I posted about this announcement on my blog (The One With D) and 
someone submitted the post to Reddit. Several of my D blog posts have 
been submitted to Reddit before, but none have had the sort of response 
I'm seeing now. I just checked my stats on a whim and the post about 
Visual D has the most single-day hits of any post in the 4 years I've 
been running the blog. Every time I refresh the stats page the hit count 
climbs higher.

And for the curious, the previous single-day hit champ was a repost of 
h3r3tic's Hybrid GUI announcement 
(http://dblog.aldacron.net/2008/05/21/hybrid-gui-beta/). The numbers for 
Visual D are quickly pulling away from it.

And, I'm noticing some severe lag from the newsgroups. Which I assume is 
 due to load related to the Reddit announcement. This project 
definitely has some resonance.
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
Mike Parker wrote:
>
> FYI, I posted about this announcement on my blog (The One With D) and
> someone submitted the post to Reddit. Several of my D blog posts have
> been submitted to Reddit before, but none have had the sort of response
> I'm seeing now. I just checked my stats on a whim and the post about
> Visual D has the most single-day hits of any post in the 4 years I've
> been running the blog. Every time I refresh the stats page the hit count
> climbs higher.

The missing link: 
http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/bt0ts/visual_d_program_d_in_visual_studio/
April 19, 2010
Re: Visual D released
On 04/19/2010 10:24 AM, Mike Parker wrote:
> Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> On 04/18/2010 12:45 PM, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
>
>>
>> This is a major contribution, and it comes right in time. There's been
>> talk about a VS add-on for years. Thanks, Rainer!
>
> FYI, I posted about this announcement on my blog (The One With D) and
> someone submitted the post to Reddit. Several of my D blog posts have
> been submitted to Reddit before, but none have had the sort of response
> I'm seeing now. I just checked my stats on a whim and the post about
> Visual D has the most single-day hits of any post in the 4 years I've
> been running the blog. Every time I refresh the stats page the hit count
> climbs higher.
>
> And for the curious, the previous single-day hit champ was a repost of
> h3r3tic's Hybrid GUI announcement
> (http://dblog.aldacron.net/2008/05/21/hybrid-gui-beta/). The numbers for
> Visual D are quickly pulling away from it.
>
> And, I'm noticing some severe lag from the newsgroups. Which I assume is
> due to load related to the Reddit announcement. This project definitely
> has some resonance.

Awesome. Everyone - vote up!

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/bt0ts/visual_d_program_d_in_visual_studio/

Andrei
April 20, 2010
Re: Visual D released
Very good hint!

You can use the (integrated) Visual Studio Shell, that is the IDE 
stripped of any language support. Installing Visual D on top of it will 
make it an IDE for D.

Here is a download link for VS Shell 2008:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=40646580-97FA-4698-B65F-620D4B4B1ED7&displaylang=en

The version I tried is the release candidate for VS Shell 2010:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=36023a58-2f85-4f7e-bd87-adac086e7ba6&displaylang=en

I've seen some issues with debugging in this version, but these were 
also there with VS 2010 Professional.

dennis luehring wrote:
>> I installed it, but it won't load the Visual D package. Too bad...
> 
> i've read the following on the http://www.jcxsoftware.com/ php-ide 
> plugin extension page
> 
> "...
> The express edition has limited functionality but one of its biggest 
> limitations is that you can not load third party plug-ins like VS.Php.
> 
> Lukily enough, VS.Php comes with its own copy of the Visual Studio shell 
> in case you don't own Visual Studio Professional..."
> 
> so it seems that there is an solution available
>
April 20, 2010
Re: Visual D released
I guess there are some issues with 32-bit applications having there own 
registry branch.

I'll need to get hold of a 64-bit windows to try...

%u wrote:
> very very nice. it doesn't work with VS2008 on a 64bit machine
April 23, 2010
Re: Visual D released
On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:06:22 +0200, Rainer Schuetze wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I'd like to announce the initial release of Visual D, a Visual Studio
> package providing both project management and language services for
> integration of the D programming language into Visual Studio.
> 

The cv2pdb was already very useful, by itself, but with automatic 
integration, this should be popular with catchy title as well.

But this means we need a new super fast server at Dsource, because it is 
awful slow now.  I have managed to get the home page once, but nothing 
else. Connection times out.  Is this an onslaught or just a normal 
breakdown?

---
Michael
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